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“Is Manti Te’o The Greatest Homosexual Linebacker Of All Time?” Asks Mike Francesa Prank Caller

In light of the news that Manti Te’o's dead girlfriend was a hoax — and, keep in mind, this is a story that gains a unique new wrinkle pretty much every hour — those in the more conspiratorially-minded corners of the internet have come up with a theory: that Te’o is gay, and Lennay Kekua was his Twitter-engineered beard.

As of now, that theory needs to be treated with crackpot gloves, since, well, it’s exactly that: a crackpot theory. Still, because a story about a fake dead girlfriend apparently isn’t enough, and people are people, layers of sexual deceit must be added to make-a-da-crack-a-pot-more-a-spicy. Notre Dame-hating message boards — and they are legion — have taken that social media hologram-as-cover-for-gayness theory and run with it, earnestly.

New York City’s sports talk radio listeners have taken that theory and used it to torment Mike Francesa.

Bob’s Blitz, the internet’s finest purveyor of prank calls to the tri-state area’s undisputed #1, got their hands on one such call from “Vinny from Rockaway.” In it, Vinny poses a very important question — one that only a living, (heavily) breathing sports encyclopedia like Francesa could answer.

[Bob's Blitz]

  • Anonymous

    that’s actually a legitimate question by the caller.

  • http://twitter.com/crislevin cris levin

    It is a very good theory and likely true. Because among all explanations, this is most believable.

    The asian community isn’t quite welcome for gays, he is just hiding it from his family with a fictional girlfriend, then decide to “kill” her because he can’t keep the lie to the family (they may be asking to meet her, etc).

    I don’t think he meant for this to get beyond his family, but his dad was happy to describe their love affair to the open, when the media jumped on it, its out of his control and he decided to go with it.

  • http://twitter.com/Kevin_byDesign Kevin byDesign

    Straight college athletes rarely have a problem finding, “Girlfriends”. My gaydar tells me Te’o is a talented, closeted young man, trying to desperately please family & fans. Getting a Heisman Trophy may have further clouded his judgement.
    Te’o may or may not be Gay? but for sure he is a psychopath.

  • corri anderson

    I think you mean sociopath.

  • corri anderson

    It would be if you weren’t simply assuming he was gay based on no evidence.

  • Anonymous

    the irony in comment is funny because you’re assuming that i don’t have evidence.

  • corri anderson


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1047471335 Donald Williams

    Why is it a crackpot theory? It’s the only thing that makes sense.

  • http://twitter.com/Kevin_byDesign Kevin byDesign

    Ha ha Maybe… But after all he did KILL his, “Girlfriend” so IM sticking with Psychopath.

  • corri anderson

    Too funny.

  • winlockmike

    I had that same thought when I first saw him. No GF except for an online one when hes at ND with al the stuff running around there and being star football player. YEP GAY!!!!!!

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